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Menachem Posner

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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family.
The Jewish family name Landau can be traced to the town of Landau in der Pfalz, in the heart of Germany’s wine country, not far from the French border. The city had a Jewish community that lasted from the 12th century until the dawn of the Holocaust. Fun ...
The dying man’s request: “Rabbi, bury me with my people”
Jules Claven lived for decades in close proximity to bears, moose, caribou and sheep in the Alaskan town of Soldotna (population 4,000), but nowhere near a Jewish community. In his 80th year and terminally ill, he called the Alaska Jewish Campus, which is...
From her Chicago home, she lavished love and attention to all those who crossed her path
They say you can tell a person’s personality from their couch. Faigy Bassman’s couches feature fluffy cushions with large floral designs on a light background, drenched in sunlight from the largest bay window I have ever seen, and are clearly well-used. P...
The last name Schreiber may be a hint that its bearer descends from a sofer, a skilled scribe tasked with the sacred duty of writing Torah scrolls, mezuzahs, and tefillin.
How well do you know the Fathers in the Torah? Take this quiz and find out!
1. How Long Did That Wedding Last? In most Jewish communities, as codified by Jewish law, the wedding celebration for first-timers lasts a week. Among Yemenite Jews, however, the wedding is a six-week affair, with each week’s Shabbat bringing its own uniq...
Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov’s booklet and website a relatable guide to Seven Noahide Laws
Sometimes, the deepest and most important messages are found in the simplest of packages. Bearing just the word “One” on its cover, a small booklet of 40 pages released in the United Kingdom has been widely shared, bringing with it a vision for a universa...
How much do you know about Rabbi Isaac Luria?
Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (1534-1572), known as the Arizal, was one of the most celebrated Kabbalists of all times, whose teachings and mode of living have left an indelible mark on Jewish mysticism and practice.
Native of Dix Hills, N.Y. loved Torah study and his work with veterans
The tight-knit Jewish community of Birmingham, Ala., has been united in grief upon learning that Dr. Gary (Tzvi Nosson Hakohen) Cohen had died under the piles of rubble in the Surfside condominium collapse. A consummate student of Torah, he loved nothing ...
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